2016 Hepatitis C Webinar Series

The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine present this educational Hepatitis C webinar series from leading presenters covering topics on hepatitis clinical care management, epidemiology, treatment, public health and prevention.

Target audience: General practitioners, Primary Care Nurses, Allied Health workers, gastroenterologists, Community Workers, educators, researchers, policy officers and health promotion staff.

These six 1-hour HEPATITIS C webinars listed below are scheduled between May-November 2016 and are made available via this webpage. For all information on Hepatitis C training provided by ASHM visit: ashm.org.au/HCV/Training

For those also interested in the 2016 HEPATITIS B WEBINAR SERIES, go to:


Curing hepatitis C in Australia in 2016: New treatments
Presented by David Baker
Tuesday, 31 May | 6:30-7:30 pm (AEST)

Hepatitis C: Engaging Patients Who Inject Drugs in Care
Presented by Jason Grebely
Tuesday, 14 June | 6:30-7:30 pm (AEST)

Curing hepatitis C in Australia in 2016: New treatments
Presented by Professor Alex Thompson
Wednesday, 13 July | 6:30-7:30 pm (AEST)

Recommendations for treating hepatitis C in people who inject drugs
Presented by Professor Gregory Dore
Tuesday, 30 August | 6:30-7:30 pm (AEST)

Hepatitis C in Prisons
Presented by Professor Andrew Lloyd
Tuesday, 20 September | 6:30-7:30 pm (AEST)

Hepatitis C and Liver Health
Presented by Dr Guang Chen
Tuesday, 29 November | 6:30-7:30 pm (AEDT)

Curing Hepatitis C in Primary Care, Dr David Baker, 31.05.2016

Presenter: Dr David Baker, General Practitioner, East Sydney Doctors
Date of Presentation: 31 May 2016

New treatments of hepatitis C offering cure rates greater than 90%, shorter duration of therapy and reduced toxicity are available on the PBS from 1 March 2016.

General practitioners are able to prescribe these new treatments, helping their patients to achieve cure in 2016. This presentation provides GPs with the knowledge to engage their patients in care, perform investigations to assess for advanced liver disease and prescribe new hepatitis C treatments in consultation with a specialist.

This hepatitis C update focuses on epidemiology, who and how to test, diagnosis, initial assessment, natural history and new treatment availability.